Identification

Author

Grannis S, Wade M, Gibson J, Overhage JM

Title

The Indiana public health emergency surveillance system: Ongoing progress, early findings, and future directions

Year

2006

Publication type

Proceedings

Journal

AMIA Annu. Symp. Proc

Created

2014-06-10 20:31:57+00:00

Modified

2016-07-27 18:44:31.994160+00:00

Details

Volume

2006

Access

Language

English

URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1839268/
Accessed

2016-06-29

Extended information

Abstract

Beginning in 2004, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) partnered with the Regenstrief Institute on a 4-year project to implement a statewide biosurveillance system incorporating more than 110 hospitals. This paper describes our evolving experience with the system including ongoing implementation challenges, how the system has helped to uncover events of public health significance, and future directions. The system currently receives emergency department visit data from 50 hospitals totaling nearly 5,000 visits per day, and is projected to have 65 hospitals connected by August 2006.